It’s been one busy week this week! My intentions of getting more posts out just seem to fall to the wayside with everything going on.
I’m on the decorating committee at church and we have been scurrying around like so many church mice getting things ready for Advent and putting up the Christmas decorations. I didn’t have my camera with me on Tuesday but will take it Monday and try to get some pictures for you. They don’t always come out great as it’s a big room and they tend to come out dark but I will give it a try.
Here on the home front I have been taking down everything fall to make room for the Christmas things. The kitchen counters were covered, the kitchen table and things were on the floor waiting to be carried down into the basement and put away on the shelves for another year.
I went to a craft fair at John Baptist High School this morning and it was a mob scene! I once again forgot my camera, (this seems to be a habit of mine doesn’t it?) but take my word for it there were so many wonderful things to look at, taste, touch and smell that I just enjoyed perusing the whole place. I found some
things for myself Christmas gifts which I will show you.
This handmade pillow was to die for! The lady that made it did such beautiful work with all her stitches so evenly spaced. I love appliqué so it caught my eye the very first thing so now it is on the sofa in my foyer! :o)
I bought this table topper at my DIL’s booth for my sister. She is decorating her kitchen with gingerbread men this year so it will look nice on her table. I got one for myself too, for my kitchen table. I love these for all the different seasons and holidays.
Found two wreaths that I liked. All of mine are older then dirt so I thought it was time to replace a few of them. This little one is hanging in my kitchen now.
This one is on the door that goes into Mom and Dad’s apartment. Isn’t he cute?
I needed mittens and found some at a ladies booth that had all kinds of knit things. These will go into Miss T’s and Mr. D’s stockings. I can knit mittens but it takes me all winter to even get one pair done so I have given up and now buy them.
Got two hooded towels for the kids to have at the lake as theirs were lost in the flood. I guess I should have taken them out of the bags so you could see them better but they are wonderful for kids as the hood keeps them on and the towel wraps right around them keeping them warm after they get out of the water. Mimi makes these.
I figured I had blown my budget for the month so headed over to TJ Maxx next. Found this cute runner with snowflakes on it.
My feet gave out so decided I’d head for home. I had a nice surprise waiting for me from my cousin BJ out in Seattle! She is a master quilter and seamstress and I guess she has added designing to her repertoire! Isn’t this the cutest little bag to carry all your hand sewing things in?
See how when you close the top it all lines up and matches?
She also sent me the pattern which I will be trying out soon! Thanks BJ!!!!
I scanned this description from the back of the pattern as it describes things better. I love taking classes and I love taking some handwork with me when we are driving a long distance so this is going to come in real handy for me. Thanks again BJ!!!
The turkeys have come back this fall by the dozen. I counted about 30 yesterday and it seems there are more every day.
They like to roost on the fence but heard me open the window and all of them hopped down except one.
Noodles likes to hop up in his cat condo and watch them out the window.
I guess we must head down to the lake as I got a call from the alarm company that the power was off a couple days ago. They call us when it goes off but not when it comes on again so we don’t want to take any chances that it’s still off. We don’t want any more floods down there!!!!
Hope you all are having a great weekend!